Owen Wright will make his return to competitive surfing from a brain injury at next month’s event at Merewether despite doubts over the timeframe for his comeback.
Owen Wright announced he is officially withdrawing from the remainder of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour in order to focus entirely on his rehabilitation efforts for the head injury he suffered last December in the lead up to the Pipeline Masters.
In Africa for the Tour, Matt Wilkinson and Owen Wright head Deep South and rubber up against all things Dark Continent. We’d been in J-Bay and since we were both out of the running for the WSL event we thought, well sweet; we’re in a good part of the world for wearing wetsuits and finding some space to ourselves so we thought: Let’s go searching.
There’s an old saying that goes: “Before you get the princess, you have to slay the dragon”… In this story Louie Hynd finds his own princess of a left with only him and the sea life to share it with, but not before he slayed the dragon that is Teahupo’o with brother and sister combo Owen and Tyler Wright. We kick off in the jaws of the beast with Owen in full attack mode…
In the latest edit entitled RAGE, Mikey Wright has spent his three week stint on the North Shore. Filmed by Wade Carroll, edited by Wade and Jimmy Graham, Mikey hops between Rockies and Pipe and puts on one helluva three minutes.
“Hey Grom!” When you’re the youngest in the house, these words are often barked your way. But when you’re bunking in with the likes of 3 x World Champ Mick Fanning, Matt Wilkinson, Owen Wright, Kekoa Balcaso and current World Champ Gabriel Medina, it’s all worth it. Joe Van Dijk treats us to an insight of what it’s like being the grom in the house, along with seeing some foot to the floor hardcore surfing.matt
According to Rip Curl Team Manager Ryan Fletcher and the World Surf League, Wright’s wipeout gave him minor bleeding in the brain along with the concussion.
Owen Wright has been taken to hospital after copping the beating of a lifetime during a free surf at Pipe this morning before the trials began.
Tickle your free-surf fantasies with the fun of surfing in boardshorts as our team blazes the North Shore, Hawaii. Fins-free, airtime and fun pits with Owen, Wilko, Gabe and Mason. This will make you want to go surfing.
An edit of the best waves of the year so far in Tahiti, accompanied only by the raw sounds of hundreds of tons of ocean heaving over a very sharp and very real reef. It’s a preview of more good things to come. Here’s to hoping this winter never ends.